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    Hello to all!

    I think this forum looks very interesting, but I'm a bit confused on one of the rules. Something like "Thou shalt not be intentionally blasphemous." Well, I'm an atheist, and if debating I'll have no choice but to be blasphemous against at least one religion. In fact, my very existence is blasphemous to religion. So...could you clear that up for me please? =P

    P.S. If you're the one who gave me a piece of paper with this site's link on it at the end of philosophy class today, then hey! It's me =P
    I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. - Thomas Alva Edison

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    Can you make a nuclear bomb from a paper clip & the soles of your shoes?
    Originally posted by Interplanner
    They can't compete with a real writer and grammar scholar
    Originally posted by Interplanner
    You're too literal to get it.
    Originally posted by Interplanner
    The New Covenant preceded the Old Covenant.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by MacGyver View Post
      Hello to all!
      Welcome to the forum, MacGyver!

      I think this forum looks very interesting, but I'm a bit confused on one of the rules. Something like "Thou shalt not be intentionally blasphemous." Well, I'm an atheist, and if debating I'll have no choice but to be blasphemous against at least one religion. In fact, my very existence is blasphemous to religion. So...could you clear that up for me please? =P
      Well, being that I am a non Christian and have been in this forum for close to two years and NEVER been banned for blasphemy, I can guarantee you it is possible for nonbelievers, including Atheist, to debate without blasphemy.

      Basic rule, IF you are purposefully saying something provocative that you know might be seen as blasphemy, you also know this is a Christian forum and it's not acceptable.

      It really is possible to challenge someone else's belief without purposefully breaking a rule that you know would offend any and ALL Christians on this site.
      TRUST
      is a fragile thing.

      Easy to break, Easy to lose
      and one of the hardest things to
      ever get back.







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      • #4
        Originally posted by MacGyver View Post
        P.S. If you're the one who gave me a piece of paper with this site's link on it at the end of philosophy class today, then hey! It's me =P
        Where do you take philosophy classes?
        Where is the evidence for a global flood?
        E≈mc2
        "the best maths don't need no stinkin' numbers"

        "The waters under the 'expanse' were under the crust."
        -Bob B.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by MacGyver View Post
          Hello to all!

          I think this forum looks very interesting, but I'm a bit confused on one of the rules. Something like "Thou shalt not be intentionally blasphemous." Well, I'm an atheist, and if debating I'll have no choice but to be blasphemous against at least one religion. In fact, my very existence is blasphemous to religion. So...could you clear that up for me please? =P

          P.S. If you're the one who gave me a piece of paper with this site's link on it at the end of philosophy class today, then hey! It's me =P
          Welcome friend. All you have to do here is agree with me all the time and you will get along just fine. Just kidding, give us your thoughts and we will disect them with you.
          Psalm 1[/COLOR] and Job 28:28

          Rev 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

          Joh 4:23 "But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by MacGyver View Post
            Hello to all!

            I think this forum looks very interesting, but I'm a bit confused on one of the rules. Something like "Thou shalt not be intentionally blasphemous." Well, I'm an atheist, and if debating I'll have no choice but to be blasphemous against at least one religion. In fact, my very existence is blasphemous to religion. So...could you clear that up for me please? =P

            P.S. If you're the one who gave me a piece of paper with this site's link on it at the end of philosophy class today, then hey! It's me =P


            Howdy Mac. I'm allsmiles, resident anti-christ and chief proponent of the Jesus Myth argument. I see you noticed that I'm a legend

            I also have my own smiley

            I have been banned for blasphemy. It's avoidable but sometimes I just can't help myself
            The most important thing anyone can learn from 1st century greco-roman mystery cults is that complex religious systems can arise and develop without an historical founder.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by MacGyver View Post
              Hello to all!

              I think this forum looks very interesting, but I'm a bit confused on one of the rules. Something like "Thou shalt not be intentionally blasphemous." Well, I'm an atheist, and if debating I'll have no choice but to be blasphemous against at least one religion. In fact, my very existence is blasphemous to religion. So...could you clear that up for me please? =P

              P.S. If you're the one who gave me a piece of paper with this site's link on it at the end of philosophy class today, then hey! It's me =P
              Welcome to the forum. We have lots of atheists here on TOL and they get along just fine.

              The thing to keep in mind is that we are a Christian forum and therefore there is a line we don't cross.

              When folks come on here merely to cause trouble and say things like "Jesus was gay", or similar things it's just a waste of everyone's time.

              So....
              As long as you are respectful to Christianity I'm sure you will get a long just fine here. If you have come just to bash Christianity you wont last long.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by allsmiles View Post
                I have been banned for blasphemy. It's avoidable but sometimes I just can't help myself
                I thought you were banned on account of general stupidity?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MacGyver View Post
                  P.S. If you're the one who gave me a piece of paper with this site's link on it at the end of philosophy class today, then hey! It's me =P
                  Whoa... now THAT is viral.
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                  TOL Newbies CLICK HERE or....upgrade your TOL today!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by MacGyver View Post
                    Hello to all!

                    I think this forum looks very interesting, but I'm a bit confused on one of the rules. Something like "Thou shalt not be intentionally blasphemous." Well, I'm an atheist, and if debating I'll have no choice but to be blasphemous against at least one religion. In fact, my very existence is blasphemous to religion. So...could you clear that up for me please? =P

                    P.S. If you're the one who gave me a piece of paper with this site's link on it at the end of philosophy class today, then hey! It's me =P
                    Welcome! Bring a helmet.

                    Sometimes the call is incredibly subjective, but so long as you're honestly not trying to be provocative or grossly outrageous for its own sake, you should be fine 90% of the time. Enjoy your stay.




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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by MacGyver View Post
                      Hello to all!
                      Blasphemy! Will somebody please ban this noob?

                      I think this forum looks very interesting, but I'm a bit confused on one of the rules. Something like "Thou shalt not be intentionally blasphemous." Well, I'm an atheist, and if debating I'll have no choice but to be blasphemous against at least one religion. In fact, my very existence is blasphemous to religion. So...could you clear that up for me please? =P
                      Yes, your very breath is a blasphemy and you'll shortly find yourself with your nose pressed against the glass, looking in.

                      Okay, okay...by way of example: it's one thing to ask how a Christian reconciles alleged atrocities of the OT with his understanding of Christianity or God. It's another thing to see how many negative, insulting tags you can stick to God before a mod comes along and seal clubs you.

                      That sort of thing.

                      If you wonder if you're getting close to that line you probably are and should find a less volatile way of expressing yourself. There isn't a single objection you can make to Christian principle or teaching that can't be made civilly.

                      Best of luck to you.
                      You aren't what you eat, but you're always what you swallow.

                      Pro-Life






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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by SaulToPaul View Post
                        Can you make a nuclear bomb from a paper clip & the soles of your shoes?
                        If you have a gum wrapper you can spare.

                        Originally posted by Stripe View Post
                        Where do you take philosophy classes?
                        Not in Taiwan =P

                        Originally posted by Knight View Post
                        As long as you are respectful to Christianity I'm sure you will get a long just fine here. If you have come just to bash Christianity you wont last long.
                        Ok, that makes sense. Yeah, I'm here for intellectual discussion, not to simply cause trouble. I may cause trouble if I say "God doesn't exist" but that's a lot different, as you pointed out, than "Jesus is gay."

                        Thanks to everyone who welcomed me here and to everyone who clarified the 3rd commandment!
                        I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. - Thomas Alva Edison

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by MacGyver View Post
                          Not in Taiwan =P
                          In the Milky Way galaxy?
                          Where is the evidence for a global flood?
                          E≈mc2
                          "the best maths don't need no stinkin' numbers"

                          "The waters under the 'expanse' were under the crust."
                          -Bob B.

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                          • #14
                            Welcome, MacGyver. I look forward to seeing some ingenious posts from you.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Stripe View Post
                              In the Milky Way galaxy?
                              Ahh... insignificance


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